Monash English (commencing July 2023)
With Monash English you are future ready to study and work.
Monash English is your stepping stone to a top 50 ranked university1 in the world. This program has been designed for students who have narrowly missed the academic requirements of their destination program. Upon successful completion of the English program, you will gain direct entry into a Monash University degree or Monash College programs.2
With Monash English, you will develop the English language and academic skills required for pursuing a foundation year, diplomas, undergraduate, graduate and higher degrees of research courses at Monash – without the need to sit for an IELTS test.
At Monash College, we understand that your goal is to receive an excellent education for a successful career. We'll help prepare you for this journey from day one by teaching you the unique Monash teaching style, essential skills for higher education and workplace success. Plus, enjoy living in Melbourne, a top-rated city for quality of life.
As a Monash English student, you will:
- Develop your proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking
- Extend your range and use of academic vocabulary
- Apply a range of skills needed to understand complex reading and listening texts
- Speak clearly and confidently in a range of contexts
- Learn to listen and understand a range of English accents
- Understand the particular way of communicating in your own culture and other cultures and the
misunderstandings that may occur
- Express ideas in writing following Australian academic conventions
- Develop your research literacy skills
- Learn to communicate effectively in social conversations, academic discussions and presentations
- Improve your grammar and pronunciation
- Understand, apply and explain theories in your discipline area
- Learn how to be a reflective learner and respond to feedback
To help you stay on track with your studies, we have designed a learning model that maps your learning progression, builds skills and measures achievement of these skills through capability assessments providing you with real-time data on progress and performance.
Throughout the program you will complete both small group and individual assessments allowing us to put interventions in place earlier to make sure you succeed.
Your teacher will provide you with individualised feedback through their weekly consultation time.
If you are unsuccessful in passing the Monash English program you can repeat the 10-week Module.3
|Duration||From one to four 10-week modules depending on placement test and English requirements of destination course.|
|Start date||Eight intakes per year, aligned with the Monash College and Monash University programs start dates.|
|Campus||Docklands campus, Melbourne.|
|Class times||Monday – Friday (10am – 2 pm and 2pm – 6pm)|
Please note that we are not able to accommodate individual student timetable requests.
We have a limit of 18 students in our classes, and our classes are designed to maximise your use of English throughout the day. You will receive dedicated support from your teachers in a dynamic learning environment. You will have access to the interactive material we have designed to support your learning.
20 hours per week + 15 hours independent study.
Monash English results are valid for 12 months.
|FAQ||Any questions? Please view our Monash English Pathway change FAQ sheet.|
Meet a student
The following destination programs accept Monash English as meeting their English language requirements.
After completing the required level of Monash English, you can enter Foundation Year, Monash College Diplomas, or your chose University degree without sitting an IELTS test.4
You can enter Monash English at any level.
You will need to sit an IELTS/TOEFL/Pearson test or you can take the Duolingo English Test, Monash College’s current English Placement Test.
After we have assessed your application, we will send you an offer for the number of Modules of Monash English study that we recommend for you. See below for a guide to the entry requirement for each Module.
Courses requiring an IELTS of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
(Including Foundation Year and Diploma Pathway Students)
|Overall 4.5 nbl 4.0||32 W11 R2 L2 S11||65 No score below 60||147 No score below 142||N/A|
|Module 2 10 weeks||Overall 5.0 nbl 4.5||35 W12 R3 L3 S12||80 No score below 65||154 No score below 147||Successful completion of Module 1|
|Module 3 10 weeks*||Overall 5.5 nbl 5.0||46 W14 R4 L4 S14||95 No score below 80||162 No score below 154||Successful completion of Module 2|
|Module 4 10 weeks*||Overall 6 nbl 5.5||60 W18 R8 L7 S16||105 No score below 95||169 No score below 162||Successful completion of Module 3|
(Level B, C and D)
Courses requiring an IELTS of 6.5 or 7.0 (no band less than 6.0, 6.5 or 7.0)
|Module 1 10 weeks||Overall 5.0, nbl 5.0||35 W14 R4 L4 S14||80 No score below 80||154 No score below 154||N/A|
|Module 2 10 weeks||Overall 5.5, nbl 5.5||46 W18 R8 L7 S16||95 No score below 95||162 No score below 162||Successful completion of Module 1|
|Module 3 10 weeks*||Overall 6.0, nbl 6.0||60 W21 R13 L12 S18||105 No score below 105||169 No score below 169||Successful completion of Module 2|
|Module 4 10 weeks*||Overall 6.5, nbl 6.5||79 W24 R19 L20 S20||120 No score below 120||176 No score below 176||Successful completion of Module 3|
Advanced Plus Programs
Courses requiring an IELTS of 7.0 or 7.5 (no band less than 6.5, 7.0 or 7.5)
|Module 1 10 weeks||Overall 5.5 R/W 5.0, L/S 5.5||46 W14 R4 L7 S16||95 Literacy 80, Other sub-kills 95||162 R/W 154, L/S 162||N/A|
|Module 2 10 weeks||Overall 6.0, R/W 5.5, L/S 6.0||60 W18 R8 L12 S18||105 Literacy 95, Other sub-kills 105||169 R/W 162, L/S 169||Successful completion of Module 1|
|Module 3 10 weeks*||Overall 6.5, R/W 6.0, L/S 6.5||79 W21 R13 L20 S20||120 Literacy 105, Other sub-kills 120||176 R/W 169, L/S 176||Successful completion of Module 2|
|Module 4 10 weeks*||Overall 7.0, R/W 6.5, L/S 7.0||94 W24 R19 L24 S23||130 Literacy 120, Other sub-kills 130||185 R/W 176, L/S 185||Successful completion of Module 3|
Modules to be completed
The number of modules you complete will depend on your destination course and your current level of English. For instance if you are interested in joining Foundation Year (Standard) and your IELTS score (or equivalent) is 4.5 you will need to complete Module 1 and 2. Find out more below based on your destination course.
Where to next?
12022-23 US News and World Report Best Global Universities Rankings (37th) and the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings (44th).
2Conditions apply, including successful completion of your Monash English course within twelve months of the start date of your destination course.
3Please refer to the Student Progress Policy and Procedure.
4You need to successfully complete your Monash English course within twelve months of the start date of your destination course.